Gillespie ‘flattered’ by England interest

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Yorkshire head coach Jason Gillespie says he has been 'flattered' by the interest shown in him from the media and fans as the ECB search for a new head coach to replace Peter Moores at the helm of England.

Gillespie has been the number one pick, even before Moores was sacked after the West Indies tour, but has consistently maintained that he has not head from ECB director Andrew Strauss, and is happy in Leeds anyway.

Gillespie told BBC Sport: "It's very flattering. But, look, I haven't had any contact and until that happens, I can't say anything. We'll just have to wait and see.

"He (Strauss) mentioned my name publicly, so I may get a call. We'll just have to see what happens."

Gillespie led Yorkshire to their first top title in many years in 2014, winning the division one Championship for the first time since 2001, and says it would take a lot to get him to leave Headingley, especially if he is dictated to about captaincy and selection.

He added: "The Yorky boys have been giving me enough grief about it (the speculation), which has been quite funny.

"I love my job here. It's an exciting time at my club. It would certainly take some persuading (to leave).

"I wake up every morning and I'm in my dream job. It's just fantastic, but I don't know what the future holds."

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